Keeping seniors safe and healthy.
Unique remote patient monitoring for walker users.
Promote walker use compliance, better understand daily activity patterns, and screen for high-risk behavior.
Excessive activity can be the sign of infection or cognitive decline, while lack of activity can point to injury or illness.
Get notified if the walker tips over, does not move for a period of time, or does not move in the morning.
The Smart Walker Attachment
Healthcare organizations large and small use WalkWise to encourage walker use compliance, preventing falls and promoting health. Smart watches simply do not work for walker users, as their wrists do not move while ambulating. And unlike other “smart home” technologies, WalkWise does not require professional installation.
Built for a high-risk population: walker users.
People who use a walker tend to be on the cusp of losing their independence and requiring a higher-cost care setting, and they represent about 10% of all Medicare-eligible seniors. WalkWise keeps them out of the hospital and safe in their homes.
How it works:
Attach to the wheel
The WalkWise smart walker attachment zip-ties onto the wheel of the walker. Just make sure to measure the wheel diameter!
Plug in the Node
It communicates with the walker attachment and send data and notifications to the system. Neither internet nor setup is required.
Use the apps
Set notifications, view the dashboard, and manage the system at app.walkwise.com. WalkWise for Organizations is available for mobile devices.
Respond to notifications
Our notifications and easy-to-understand data facilitates and prioritizes the important work of your team.
Care providers love WalkWise.
Technology built for seniors.
WalkWise is easiest remote patient monitoring (RPM) solution for many seniors to use, and it can be set up by anyone.
WalkWise lasts over a year on two AAA batteries, so that no one has to remember to charge it.
Wearable RPM solutions struggle with compliance and are often not worn at night, in the shower, or other high-risk situations.
Not everyone has internet or a smartphone. Our Node takes care of everything using the cellular networks.
Web App & Mobile Apps
See everyone at a glace with the dashboard, or configure notifications for potential safety or health concerns. With the mobile app, check in on the go and share activity data with patients.
Keep “eyes-on” participants at home and better understand risk factors. IDTs use the data to evaluate care needs.
Generate therapy referrals, improve safety, and continuously monitor functional capabilities.
Use WalkWise across the continuum of care, preventing high-cost episodes and enabling better timing for care interventions.
Partners and Awards.
Selected Case Studies
Northland PACE (Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) receives capitated payments to care for high-risk seniors in the community. WalkWise allows their providers to continuously screen for signs of illness or infection, reducing costs and short-term skilled nursing utilization. They can promptly deploy paramedics to homes after a fall has occurred, rather than waiting up to 72 hours for the next scheduled touchpoint. During physical therapy, WalkWise data is used to encourage activity at home, leading to dramatic functional improvements. WalkWise has become an essential tool for keeping PACE participants safe and healthy at home, especially during the pandemic.
A physician monitoring WalkWise noticed a patient with three consecutive days of very low walker activity (more than 80% below baseline). He dispatched a nurse practitioner to the patient’s home, and the patient was immediately diagnosed with congestive heart failure. After prescribing the appropriate medication, the physician was able to monitor recovery via the WalkWise web app, all without a hospital or clinic visit.
Essentia Health, a value-based hospital system, uses WalkWise to improve quality in their skilled nursing facilities. In one facility, at least two falls were detected via tip-over notifications in the first months of use. Because the therapy team was able to keep tabs on all residents, at least five residents were referred for physical therapy based on declines in overall activity. One nurse used the 24/7 data to better understand bathroom use habits, resulting in the removal of bed and chair alarms.
PACE Southeast Michigan
By using WalkWise data and notifications to better time outreach, PACE Southeast Michigan demonstrated a 43% reduction in falls over six months among a pilot population of 15 participant. In one instance, a participant would have been on the floor overnight after a fall had WalkWise not sent a notification to the program, allowing for paramedics to arrive within 30 minutes.
No matter how your organization works, we keep you in the loop.